PCOS is a Diagnosis, Not a Prison Sentence
Perhaps you've guessed that something's not quite right.
You've gained weight even though you are eating fairly well and exercising moderately.
Your menstrual cycle is irregular- to the point that you really don't know when it will come. Sometimes it disappears for months on end. Even years.
Hair grows places you really would rather it didn't.
Your face, back and chest break out in acne and you can't write it off to being a teenager anymore.
You've been trying to become pregnant and it's just not happening.
These are all very common and normal symptoms of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), an endocrine syndrome that can also affect your fertility.
PCOS Diagnosis Is Not a Prison Sentence
Getting the diagnosis of PCOS could be a relief. Now you know what's going on with you. And now you know that there are ways to manage the symptoms and take the steps to be as healthy as possible.
PCOS is a lifelong syndrome. Knowing that you have it can make all the difference.
Finding the right health care providers is key.
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About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.